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Making the Sacred Drum


  • Holistic Survival School 38 McDaris Cove Road Weaverville, NC, 28787 United States (map)

Drums have been a part of our human ancestry for thousands of years across all cultures. They remind us of our right to speak our truth, to be bold, and be heard. In this two day class, we will be using locally sourced, rawhide deer skin and maple drum frames to construct our own sacred hand drum.

Additionally, we will be creating a drum beater and decorating our drums with natural pigments. This drum will be perfect for ceremony purposes as well as a beautiful piece of art for your home. During our time, creating we will also reserve time to wander the land with out drum, to share our stories, and to speak our desires. We will be making our drum in the Anishinaabe (Great Lakes Region) tradition. Rawhide and wood included with purchase of ticket.

  • Cost:

    Early Bird Price (Before April 1st): $275

    Regular Ticket: $325

  • What to bring // Camp sites

    • Primitive camping is available for students. Please come prepared! Bring your own tent and sleeping gear, rain gear, camping supplies, eating dish and utensils, and food for the weekend (running water, kitchen and fridge are available on site).

    • Feel free to bring any sacred or special items that you might want to bring into your drum making process.

  • Children

    Students 12 and up are welcome with accompanying adult and their own ticket

  • Work Trade

    HoSS never wants people to feel limited by money. If money is the only thing stopping you from attending this class please fill out the work trade application for this class and we can discuss possible options.

  • Questions?:

    Email Luke: HolisticSurvivalSchool@gmail.com